Make your destination part of your curriculum. End post. 🙂 Bring Life to Your Homeschool Curriculum.
When Marty and I took our first vacation together, it was the summer of 2002.
He took me to all the favored tourist spots in Miami while showing me the local side of the city. It was a good mix of history and his hometown. Fast forward to now.
Every vacation since our first has been based on history. Every. Single. One. It doesn’t matter if we are staying in the states or traveling outside the country. Our adventures are never far from a history lesson. Ever.
Bring Life to Your Homeschool Curriculum
Marty, the Bees, and I recently traveled to Miami. While the basis for our trip was to spend the holidays with family and friends, I decided we needed to do some “prep” for the upcoming semester at our co-op.
Rea will be starting Marine Science this week at co-op. What better way to kick off a vacation filled with marine learning than an airboat ride? Alligators were creeping up all around us but that didn’t discourage anyone in my group.
We celebrated New Year’s Eve (daytime) at the Miami Seaquarium. I was actually surprised at how much the bees listened to the performances. Even Lolita, the 50-year-old Orca, made a splash with the kids by soaking them.
We rounded out the Marine Science learning with a trip to Key Largo. At the John Pennekamp State Park, we boarded a glass bottom catamaran. It took us 6 miles off shore to a very popular diving spot – Molasses Reef.
Everyone had a great time but Rea really paid attention to everything. I am looking forward to the spring semester at our co-op and the field trip to SeaWorld that I just planned for them as well. Cheers to a great second half of the school year.
When I say that we plan our trips around history – we do! However, once the destination is picked, I start researching places to check out that correlates to what they are learning. It gives a hands on approach and brings the words of the text to life.